Reproductive Behavior of Women and Couples. Social-Economic and Psycho-Social Determinants 1990 (Population Survey)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Sozialhygiene und Organisation des Gesundheitswesens, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Berliner AerztInnen (Allgemeinmediziner, Gynaekologen, Wissenschaftler) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Family life and marriage
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Socio-epidemiological investigation on the situation of women in various areas of life at the time of the social turning point in the GDR. Topics: Having grown up in rural or urban area; reference persons in childhood; number of siblings; today's relationship with parents; marital status; length of living together with current partner; characterization of current partner relation; desire to grow old together; assessment of the partnership up to now (scale); division of labor in the household (scale); time available each day for personal interests; desire for children of respondents and partners under specific and under ideal circumstances; reasons against another child (scale); number and ages of children; problems after delivery; condition of health of newborn babies; care of youngest child in first three years; preference for certain persons for care of children in first three years from today's view; satisfaction with child-raising and care in day-nursery; preference for or against day-nursery in its current form; age at first menstruation and first intimacy; regularity of gynecological check-ups; stillbirths or miscarriages; previous pregnancies: their course and result; desire for pregnancy; special treatment to promote pregnancy; stand on contraception in general; method of contraception practiced; reasons against contraception; level of information regarding methods of contraception; current pregnancy and stand on it; reasons for or against the pill (scale); medical advice on methods of contraception; frequency of intimacy; stand on the legal situation regarding abortion in the GDR; self-assessment of condition of health; medical care; current illnesses and regular use of medication; type of sex life in partner relation and satisfaction with it; further information of respondents also about partners regarding current school or occupational training or further education, school degree or vocational certificate, current employment and shift work; full-time or part-time employment, management activity, classification of social class; satisfaction with employment and its agreement with occupational goal; preference for family or occupation; tenancy; size and equipment of residence; number of members of household; property relationship regarding residence; satisfaction with housing conditions; number of members of household with their own income; amount of net household income; self-assessment of financial situation and standard of living.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-09 / 1991-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    East Germany: Berlin
Sampled Universe
Women of 15 to 45 years who have their main place of residence in Berlin (East).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2077
    Number of Variables: 199
The supplementary survey of women who had undertaken an abortion in an East Berlin clinic during the survey period is archived under ZA Study No. 6386.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6387 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22